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. the notion that u.s. companies by aning hurt i this nsa program is a great concern to the u.s. economy when you have politicians talking about how they want more of the economy to look at the big tech company. the tech companies think this is ability to grow businesses internationally. >> how do you think the white house will respond to this? is an open question. this white house has really been dragging their heels on concerns that people have raised about national security. trying to build out the infrastructure. whether businesses have more sway in the white house, traditionally has always been the case. we will see if these companies forget the industry. some of the biggest companies in the world are signing these. those companies, one would imagine, would have a lot of swipe. cory johnson, editor-at- large, thank you. i want to bring in michelle she focuses one cyber and government transparency issues like the foreign surveillance act. she joins us from washington, d.c. it a little ironic given that many of the technology companies have been cooperating? is this just political posturin
edward snowden leak shows the nsa infiltrated the world of online gaming to catch america's real life enemies. >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. if you're one of the thousands of stranded passengers watching us from an airport thanks to the nasty weather, well, go ahead, you have earned that third slice of sbarro pizza. a wintry mix of snow and ice is blanketing much of the country from the southwest to the northeast. in arkansas, one man described the falling sheets of ice as the apocalypse. in places like missouri and virginia, messy frozen roads have made commuting nightmarish, if not all together impossible. air travelers have not fared much better. more than 1500 flights were canceled today and with a fresh round of snow in the forecast poised to cause even more delays, some stranded passengers might be getting worried that they're on the verge of a lord of the flies-esque meltdown if they don't get home soon. cnn meteorologist chad myers has the latest on which parts of the country are getting socked with snow again but first, let's go l
subversive content. >> i know you are. >> but i noticed that your book, little brother, is on the nsa required reading for new hires. are you also teaching them subversive content? >> i hope that i am. the thing that we learn from snowden is that people go to work in the intelligence apparatus with the best of intentions, or intentions that are good, and are sometimes horrified to discover that the consensus that has been arrived at within the institution about how best to do good is at such enormous odds for what people are believed to be doing that they see no alternative but to go public what with that criminality. and the idea that people are learning from a story how it feels when the default posture of a computer shifts from yes master, to i can't let you do that, and are therefore poised to understand when their employer embarks on a program by making them watch what people using them are using them to do and keep them from doing things that are undesirable and makes them go public with that information is good news. they can put blood and sinew into what are otherwise very t
next year, we will see action on it. said he is tobama get the nsa to impose self- restraint. let's take a listen. >> i will be proposing some tof-restraint on the nsa and initiate some reform to give people were confidence. i wanted everybody to be clear -- the people at the nsa generally are looking out for the safety of the american people and not interested in reading your e-mails and not interested in reading your text messages. >> president obama speaking on hardball. what kind of reforms do you imagine the president is talking about? >> the way he phrases it as self-restraint will not be enough. the nsa internally has privacy rules that it violates on a regular basis. it cannot be trusted to police itself. that is not how our democracy works. the most important thing and that we hold the white house and congress will endorse is changing the statutes and rules that they cannot collect information on everyday americans not suspected of doing anything wrong. this what -- if you would say. how would the government and nsa protect us if everything is transparent? them toy is cal
such softball? >> glenn greenwald who published those secret nsa documents under fire who say he's profiteering from snowden's leaks. >> and cbs swoons over an idea that amazon some day may deliver your packages with drones. was that segment and infomercial for jeff bezos? i'm howard kurtz and this is "mediabuzz." >>> it was a mystery surrounding martin bashir after those vial comments how sarah palin deserves an old slave punishment as a toilet. >> when she invokes slavery she confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from thomas thirstlewood then she would be the outstanding candidate. >> why did msnbc do nothing for nearly three weeks. but after meeting this week with the president, the british journalist said he's leaving the network. quote it is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues at this special network will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments. i deeply regret what was said and will endeavor network hard at making constructive comments. sarah palin praised the mainstream media. >> it's an im
, many saying they don't want any further surveillance by the nsa and this is a crazy country right now. we have technology companies telling us that the national security agency should start spying, which is what they have been doing and mining data for years without anyone's permission. talk to facebook, talk to google. this is crazy stuff. and there's something that's about to come to market, which is a brand-new way of doing e-mail and i fear hear that these guys are going to do a kickstart process and that they are doing something where it never sits on a server and it's constantly moving kind of like this with the russian trains and the nukes. >> i'm trying to understand what that all men. >> it's good for the nsa. they get kicked around a lot and that is good. and they wouldn't be there along with all the other alphabets in the soup otherwise. they are in the public sphere and people are going to see it and that's why you're out in the public square and i give the nsa kudos. it's like i'm saying you shouldn't of been flying on that flight academy even though there was a whistlebl
in parliament about he loss of 58,000 documents through a data sharing scheme through gtsq and nsa. the amount of oversight, the nowet for oversight is even is 1.3 million pounds, supposedly a secret, think,tally, which is, i that a third of the amount he spends on car parts. the e prime minister in chamber said that he wants to to thatreement or words ffect with the guard -- guardian. if the guardian is not willing to see the point of view from authorities, then actions may be taken. can i ask you this question, how you feel -- sorry? >> final question. >> yes. how far do you feel that there to the newspaper if ou continue to publish revelations from snowden? is he under pressure? things have happened in this country that would be inconceivable in europe and america.europe and in they include piracy. they include a senior official editor to say there's been enough debate now. hey include asking for the destruction of our disks. they include and he's calling prosecute.ice to so there are things that are with --vable in america under the first -- >> are you under pressure yourself. do you feel
,000 documents through a data sharing scheme through gtsq and nsa. if the amount of oversight, the budget for oversight is even now is 1.3 million pounds, supposedly a secret, incidentally, which is, i think, about a third of the amount that he spends on car parts. >> the prime minister in the chamber said that he wants to reach agreement or words to that effect with the guard -- guardian. if the guardian is not willing to see the point of view from the authorities, then actions may be taken. can i ask you this question, how far do you feel -- sorry? >> final question. >> yes. how far do you feel that there is a threat to the newspaper if you continue to publish revelations from snowden? is he under pressure? >> things have happened in this country that would be inconceivable in europe and parts of europe and in america. they include piracy. they include a senior official going to see an editor to say there's been enough debate now. they include asking for the destruction of our disks. they include and he's calling for the police to prosecute. so there are things that are inconceivable i
for it not to remove a contract with its ceo mike jeffries. is -- remove -- renewed the contract anyway. >> backoff nsa is the message from eight companies including apple, facebook, and google. they sent an open level to white house calling for limits on surveillance there is this comes from documents leaked by edward snowden showed they could get access using information by tapping into optic cables. the firms are rivals but they spoke in one voice saying -- panel if the rhetoric will result in greater privacy. director of activism at the electronic frontier foundation. alan butler, and our bloomberg west editor at large john -- cory erlichman. cori, it is interesting we have tech companies coming together, issuing a statement, saying, enough is enough. >> for all their concern about the privacy of individuals, do not think at its core values, facebook thanks -- things they share information. this is a business decision. for the companies trying to do business in a global environment, the nsa's practices, not just the ones , the prisonout program, which google and apple succumb to, the ones they do n
. >>> also, if you travel abroad, the nsa could be tracking your cell phone. surprised at this anymore? that's the latest that we uncovered from the documents edward snowden leaked. we'll explain all of that on "around the world." hey kevin...still eating chalk for heartburn? yeah... try new alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heartburn and taste awesome. these are good. told ya! i'm feeling better already. [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer fruits chews. enjoy the relief! medicare open enrollment. new alkof year again.ts chews. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare cortizone-10 has the strongest nonprescription itch medicine plus moisturizers to help heal skin fast. cortizone-10. feel the heal. >>> all right. the latest chapter in this, did toronto's crack-smoking mayor try to buy a video that allegedly showed
where we cannot trust any of those different systems, whether the nsa or other intelligence services we put together. so they all have to be dismantled and start over. >> some people think he did a service by exposing a really aggressive nsa surveillance which could filter in on american citizens, not just foreigners. >> true, that's one -- i don't subscribe to that. i don't think it's a service because i think that had he really felt passionate about it, really felt like he was making change, he might have actually gone -- come back and said okay, i'll go on trial, let me have my say because i'm right. instead he ran and hid and who knows what else he's selling out to the russians right now. >> that's a serious suspicion that you have, charge that you have, that the russians, the russian government of vladimir putin, was actually running him as an agent when he committed these whatever he did. stealing all this information. >> exactly. a suspicion, but i would not be surprised if that's where it started. they're that good. >> how tense would you say the espionage relationship between t
allegations about nsa surveillance that will shock the system. >> from bloomberg world headquarters in new york, this with trishmart" regan and adam johnson. x welcome to the most important hours of the session. we are scouring every market for your last rate of today and first rate of tomorrow. all whole lot of economic news out today and a lot of that looking good. -- we are scouring every market for your last trade of today and first trade of tomorrow. showing you the three charts. down on the s&p 500 about half a percent, in spite of the strong gdp print. and we know why. take a look at the 10-year. may suggest we are tapering sooner. that is why the yield is up. 2.86 is the yield. you can see the spike in the middle of the chart from this morning. finally, natural gas. a lot of people in the midwest are going to get hit, it even down into texas with a lot of freezing rain. you are watching us, get home safely. that is why natural gas is biking. inventories are drying down. >-- drawing down. >> we want to start with microsoft. the ford ceo once again talking about potentially leaving
by a whole series of laws. the nsa issues a broader issue. young people are rightly sensitive to the needs to preserve their privacy and maintain internet freedom. and so i am. that's part of not just our first amendment rights and expectations in this country, but it's particularly something that young people care about because they spend so much time texting and, you know, instagraming. >> whatever. >> something's coming up every single day. so all of us spend more and more of our lives in cyber space. now, the challenge is first of all we do have people who are trying to hurt us. and they communicate through these same systems. if we're going to do a good job preventing a terrorist attack in this country, a weapon of mass destruction getting onto the new york subway system, et cetera, we do want to keep eyes on some bad actors. the second thing is that the same cyber space that gives us all this incredible information and allows us to reach out around the world also makes your bank accounts vulnerable. cyber crime is a huge problem and a growing problem. and so we've got to be in there
investigative news site but full spectrum news, not just covering the nsa . >> had he walked up to you and side i want to hire you with the "washington post." would you have gone to a mainstream organization? >> if he said i want to build the "washington post." it's not that i have a problem with the "washington post." they have great journalist who is have done fantastic investigative reporter. but the process we have a media culture in the united states where we are increasingly adversarial to those in power. pierre was saying i want to transform the "washington post" into this bad ass news organization, sure, i would work for it. >> did he come to you or did you go to him? >> we had been talking about creating our own website, not that we would work exclusively for but put our stories that didn't find a home on more established media outlets. we were talking about how to kick start the campaign. when we talked about how to raise money about this literally this afternoon glen gets an e-mail from a friend of his saying pierre wants to talk to about a project he's working on. he asks glen if he
the nsa. the agency tracked up to 5 billion cell phone as day. only used used the day to to map locations and follow their movement around the globe. the newspaper says the information came from document provided by former nsa contractor. the report says the cell phones are outside the united states. the united nations has authorized a peace keeping force for the central african republic, the security council voted took place hours after a gun fight in the streets of the capitol left dozens of people dead. al jazeera diplomatic editor has more from the united nations. >> the u.n. security council voted unanimously for this resolution, in many ways it was compromised in the end, they decided to come up with 3,500 african peace keepers backed up by 1,200 french troops. one of the earlier ideas that has been put before them, was the idea of a peace keeping force. he said he would lead a difficult environment like the car up to 9,000 troops. there is a big difference with what is now being offered which is about half that number. a point i butt to the u. ambassador to the united nations. have
behavior during his time in office. jon: some silicon valley giants say the nsa went to far greater lengths to collect data on americans than they first thought. what some of the biggest names in technology like google and facebook are trying to do bit. >>> a major storm causing chaos on the roads and creating a nightmare for air travelers as well. meteorologist maria molina will have your forecast next. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah jon: coverage you'll only see here on "happening now" a storm that's dumped plenty of snow across parts of the midwest now setting sights on the northeast. your full forecast only moments away. jury selection begins today in the newlywed murder trial in montana. woman accused of pushing her husband off a cliff. she says it was an accident. and we'll look at a new request from the nation's top tech companies. they're teaming up to urge the n.s.a. to reign in the spying on america. >> plus continuing to monitor some dangerous weather across this country. snow and ice causing a 30 car pileup on a wisconsin highway on sunday. the slick conditi
. >>> according to documents from nsa leaker edward snowden the agency is gathering close to 5 billion records every day on the whereabouts of cell phones worldwide. that means the nsa can track the movements of individuals and map their relationships as well. the agency's database can reportedly store information about hundreds of millions of devices. >>> president obama is turning his attention no to income and equality. he says the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy but he says the gap between the rich and the poor is a different story. the president making a plea to raise the minimum wage to more than $10 and an extension of unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off ian are still living at or barely above poverty. and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was
, they should rebrand red suits for all these nsa guys. :: >> think that was santa? it was an nsa guy dressed as santa. now the judge is furious. wants to give them all a lump of legal coal. >> they deserve an indictment because it's a violation of state law, and federal law and a violation of the constitution. local police, seeing what the nsa is getting away with by capturing every text and e-mail and phone call and recording it and copying is, are now beginning to do the same thing. the have for $400,000 -- i'm going to tell you at the end of this segment where it came from -- bought a device that look like a cell tower and attracts cell phone calls to it. they set up that device wherever they want, and every cell phone call within whatever the distance is, 100 yards, quarter mile, half mile, is routed in there, and they record those cell phone conversations. >> the actual conversation. >> the actual conversation. they don't have a search warrant. they're doing this on their own in case we need to know who is making the phone calls. in case one of them is a bad guy. guess what. the fourth
. unfortunately the nsa, as much as we hate it and it leaves a to taste, they have a job do. when you take a look at multimedia, like facebook, twitter, so on and so forth, you have people constantly pushing one side or the other and if they are following these little groups online and nobody knows who these groups are. now that facebook is a public , who is spending the money to antagonize people to take extreme size of -- extreme --es of republican, democrat if you take a look at what is out there, it is extremely hateful, extremely pointed, and a violent tone. why are people having such a the time understanding that government has a job to protect its people? if you are going to put something stupid out there you are responsible for your actions. host: will any of these surveillance disclosures changed the way you use social media like facebook? caller: no. the bottom line is if i am going to say something stupid -- i am a teacher, if a child says something stupid in the classroom i have to address the issue. if i have done something that , i watch whatline i say, what i post, how i posted. an
, are worried about a possible erosion of trust among its users after these nsa disclosures became public and edward snowden became a household name. they have called on the government and the president to show some leadership and provide restraint when it comes to surveillance and written this open letter. it reads in part "the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual." wolf, this united and extraordinary show of support among these technology companies really shows that they are deeply concerned about users' privacy and about information continuing exposes. information that may include e-mails or text messages or contacts or the web sites that people serve. that is why they've written this letter. >> in part, it could affect their bottom line, as well. that could be a motivating factor, right? >> no question about it. if people are fearful of using these services, that could affect people going to these sites and that will cost these companies money. now, the official line from the u.s. intelligence authorities is that
to have you on set. jon? jon: dramatic new numbers are surfacing, jenna. the nsa reportedly is collecting billions of cell phone records every day. coming up, we'll tell you what they're doing with all those numbers. >>> and no midlife cry ice here -- crisis here. ford unveils the 50th anniversary mustang. jenna: fox news alert. the u.s. facing more violence in benghazi as the murder of one of our own. an american teacher out for a jog is gunned down in broad daylight. benghazi as you know is the same libyan city where u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed in a terror attack last year. greg palkot live from london with more on this developing story. greg? >> reporter: how are you doing? yes, more problems in benghazi right now. americans in the gun sight once again. it happened on a main street in the city. we're told between 10:30 and 11 in the morning. teacher ronnie smith was jogging. people were waving to him. he is known in the area. then we're told a black jeep, rode up, gunman shot him through the chest and left him lying in a pool of blood on the street. he was tak
reforms on the nsa surveillance program. names include cap -- apple, google -- all of the silicon valley companies. they highlight the need to reform practices. after president obama told msnbc that he plans to propose curbs on the nsa to guard against snooping. >> facebook says to mind my business. >> what is the story here? >> there is tension between what the government is trying to get and forcing them to unveil or reveal some of what they have been doing. they are trying to hold back on releasing too much information. >> do they have my e-mails? >> i think that they do. >> madeleine albright says that they have been -- this has been going on for years. the french were listening to phone calls. this is not new. edward snowden has put this out there and everyone is panicked. >> they may think that there e- mails to eharmony --? >> sadly, they are not that interesting. page out is taking a of bill ackman's playbook. they have accused herbalife of being a pyramid's create -- scheme. they are approaching investors. they are projecting that they pulled their money from ackman's firm. the
. thank you very much. >>> now, to stunning new details about the reach of the nsa's spying program. according to the washington post, the agency gathers nearly 5 billion, that is billion with a "b" records every day that show the locations of cell phones all around the world. this is according to documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. translation, the nsa can track movements of individuals, keep track of anyone they then call. u.s. officials say the programs that cleblth and analyze location data are lawful. they're intended to develop intelligence about foreign targets according to that report. if you're not too thrilled when you hear this latest news about the nsa allegedly tracking your every move, we have another story to make you feel uneasy as well. hackers. hackers have apparently stolen user names, passwords for nearly 2 million facebook, gmail, twitter, and yeahhue accounts. i have three of the four so i'm paying extra close attention, lori siegel, and you never want to hear that your password has been stolen, so explain the hack to me. how is this pulle
the reach of the nsa spying program ap. according to documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden the agency gathers nearly 5 billion phone records every day that show the whereabouts of cell phones around the world. the nsa can track movements of individuals and keep track of anyone they call. >>> a mystery man leaving huge tips at restaurants across the country has struck again and it's a good thing. this time in washington state, when the bartender read the receipt and saw the $5,000 tip, he double checked with the tipper to make sure it was not a mistake. the man had been signing each tip with the instagram user name "tips for jesus" so at least that bartender saw the mystery man in person. >>> mexican authorities have found a stolen truck packed with radioactive material. the thieves thought they were stealing an ordinary truck but the truck was carrying material that could have been used to make a dirty bomb, found not far from where it was taken on monday. authorities believe they recovered most of the cobalt 60 that was headed for a radioactive waste storage center
, information we use to keep america safe. >> and the former head of the nsa and said that his activities have permanently damaged u.s. security. >> it's very, very hard. this is the -- this is catastrophic for the safety and security of the american nation. what this very narcissistic young man tag down. >> fox news was told there are questions abouten0s stay and whether he had contact with a foreign national who facilitated his travel to russia. >> all this came out in the sunday programs yesterday, on the cbs one. and i wonder if we have heard from ed snowden or the report are who handled the documents. >> e-mailed glen green walled with the information that snowden had help and couldn't have taken this documents on his own but we have yet to get a sops -- response. fox news found that 37 reports based on nsa leaked documents and of the total, only 25% dealt direct live we known record of american citizens and national security lawyers who deal with government fraud and abuse cases say they're skeptical. >> anything that goes to the heart of what the definition of a whistle blower is, does
to the implementation of these major policy issues. whether it's national security and the nsa. or his health care law. it asit inattention or is some people have suggested people not wanting to tell the president bad news? himself with nd people who are willing to tell wrong?en things are going >> that's a good distinction to make. the ng to people inside white house is the fastest way to get on the president's side is not telling him what he want to hear. but that said, there was a lot shared with the president. and this goes back to this year irs turned inspector auditors report about paying attention to conservative groups. he wasn't aware of that, wasn't told that at the time even staff knew that. he increasingly surrounds himself with people he knows well. he does not have a lot of contacts in washington. time not spend a lot of here before becoming president. his small circle of close advisors are getting smaller and his time in office wears on. >> the first 45 minutes of the ashington journal this morning talking about congress. scott wilson, "the washington ost" white house bureau chief focu
. >>> lying to a senate could be severeus. the truth about lying to the nsa. >> not even the intelligence chief james lapper should get a pass for misleading congress. >> i think a little bit of a lie is like being a little bit pregnant. a lie is a lie, and the only way congress can do its over sight properly is with truthful testimony and that is why the law is on the books that says if you lie to congress you've committed a crime. >> as the author of the patriot act which lays out the framework for post 9/11 intelligence and surveillance, brenner's call to prosecute clapper has added weight. the liberties group calls this patently false. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not willingly. >> less than three months after his testimony, these documents, including a court order leaked by ed ward snowden showed the collection of american phone records, the meta data, was not accidental, but rather a fundamental nsa stra
, the nsa, probably both of those of things tonight. >> when you talk about being pushed away by the two parties, is that because in your estimation, people on the extremes of both parties -- not one or the other but people on thestripes of the two of them -- have taken the two parties to a place where most people aren't? >> yeah. and the people on the extremes of both parties are spending way too much money, and that means when you're having your tax money taken from you and spent you have less control over your own life. >> for me it's that the extremes are talking to much. i wouldn't want to hear from them so much. i'm not talking about moderate and the way you conduct your lives. i'm talking about the crazy people on the end. they're often the squeaky wheel. >> it's deafening. >> you're going to keep us away from crazy. >> we're going to cut through the chuter and have a nice dialogue because we're not into shouty. >> guess what the name of the program is, the independents. the emerging class that will help change this nation or not. >> the majority of americans consider themselves t
the government? isn't that what we hope the nsa -- sounds exactly the same thing, but they're private, not the government. >> now you know, the nsa could have not given a contractor access to all of its international secrets. and maybe we wouldn't be in this situation. so, you know, the fact that nobody has been, you know, fired at the top of the nsa -- i completely agree with you. it is scandalous that the nsa can't protect its own secrets from its contractors. not even its own public employees. >> dana, just moving a little bit -- staying on the situation a little bit, but on a slightly different angle, the house and senate committees on intelligence, mike rogers, dianne feinstein, we saw them talking about this doom's day scenar scenario, where mr. snowden is partly to blame for making things much worse in our national security situation. take a listen. >> so you think about what's happened with the recent disclosures. we now have three the al-qaeda affiliate groups have changed the way they communicate. means it's less likely we're going to be able to detect something prior to an
the loss of 50,000 documents through a data sharing scheme between gchq and nsa. if that amounts to oversight, the amount of oversight, the budget for oversight even now is 1.3 million pounds, supposedly a secret incidentally, which is i think about a third of the amount that the council spends on car parts. >> the prime minister in the chamber said that he wants to reach agreement, or words to that effect, with "the guardian" that if "the guardian" is not willing to see the point of view of the authorities then, with reluctance, other measures may be taken. presumably he's referring to the notices and the rest. can ask you this question? how far do you feel that there is a threat to the newspaper if you continue to publish revelations from snowden lex do you feel under pressure? >> things have happened in this country which would be inconceivable in europe or -- parts of europe and in america. they include prior restraint. they included a senior whitehall official going to see an edit to say, there's been enough debate now. they include asking for the destruction of our discs. t
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security concern stemming from the n.s.a. leaks. this coming six months after former n.s.a. worker edward snowden revealed a sweeping program of surveillance on every day americans. intelligence leaders say the leaks have made the united states less safe at a time when terrorists are ramping up their operations worldwide. our chief intelligence correspondent is live from washington with more on this very important story. >> thank you. and good morning. a review of the n.s.a. leaked documents show that the majority deal with sources and methods and u.s. surveillance activities overseas rather than the privacy rights of american citizens. chairman of the house intelligence committee who receives regular briefings and has access to the raw classified data tells fox news there is evidence suggesting edward snowden had help when he scored some 200,000 documents. >> we know that he did some things capabilitiwise beyond his capabilities meaning he used someone else's help, we believe, to try to steal things from the people of the united states, classified information, information we use to keep
the biggest names in the tech world and yahoo! google and facebook and others are taking aim at how the nsa does business, demanding that the spy agency change its ways. alison kosik in new york with an update on this. >> these are a who's who of wall street, tech giants apple, google, facebook, microsoft, linkedin, twitter and aol banning together and put a letter to president obama and congress and looking to change the way that the government snoops on us while we're online and more specificcally trying to limit the information and collection of information on us. the tech leaders are worried if people won't use their technology because they don't trust it, that will hurt them in the long run. president obama said the nsa does not listen in on phone calls but outside the borders the president says the nsa is more aggressive. the idea of big brother keeping track of our activity online just not sitting well with these companies. john? >> so alison, here is the thing. i feel like facebook and google know more about me than my wife does. isn't it a little bit hypocritical for some of the co
belonging to american as well, are they part of this? >> inadvertently, yes. the nsa, as you no, not allowed to spy on americans and senior u.s. intelligence official tells evan peres the location program, the one reported on, is focused on foreign targets. and the nsa says it does not intentionally target american but was the whereabouts the phones of some americans overseas and some in the u.s. could be collected inadvertently in these operations. a senior u.s. official tells perez they try to minimize that when an innocent american's cell phone's location is collected they try remove that from the database as soon as collected. they're trying to minimize and avoid targeting innocent american's cell tones. >> what does the nsa do with the information? >> it's intent to find co-travelers, people who might be traveling with or meeting up with people they're surveilling. unknown associates, not known at the time but target, they target the person who they are surveil, follow that person's cell phone, the location of that cell phone, because the cell phone towers where that target is in the ar
we had the smiley face emoticon under the nsa slide that indicated exactly how the nsa is collecting data from google and yahoo! where their internal servers meet the public internet and how they are taking tens of millions of records every day. he is saying all of these companies -- this whole soul and gathering of metadata and records has to come to an end. >> this whole cell is not the only way the nsa collect data. >> that is where it all began with the snowden leaking the documents about the prism program. i run it is the u.s. as i write is theu.s. -- ironic u.s. have access and they can go to the companies and say, i want francine lacqua's data and get it. what the companies want is when that happened, we want to disclose to our users, more information about the fact it was requested of us. and they are quite a limited right now about what they can andand how many data report how many requests. they want an end to the whole cell taking of data -- wholes ale taking of data. >> ryan, thank you so much on the technology letter. fiat investing. more on its investment to what it mea
headlines. the washington post reports that the nsa is gathering nearly 5 billion records per day on the whereabouts of cell phones around the world. the documents given to the post by edward snowden. u.s. officials say the collection is lawful. around the country today, fast food rest word -- workers will walk off the job as part of the continued push to raise minimum wage and secure the rights to unionize. yesterdaysent letters in support of higher wages to the fast food companies. president obama pushed for increase in the minimum wage yesterday. want to hear from all of you this morning. are you able to move up the economic ladder? dial (202)under 30, 585-3880. 50, (202) between 31- 585-3881 (202) 585-388. 50, (202) 585- 3882. you can also post your comments on twitter or facebook. let me show you a little bit of president obama's speech. it was from the center for american progress. [video clip] >> for one thing, these trends are bad for our economy. one study finds that growth is more fragile and recession is more frequent in countries with greater inequality. .hat makes se
month i debated general counsel of the nsa steward baker and he said between what ed snowden did and what journalists did, once the information is in the hands of journalists it is protected material. a nice reading of our own bbc and the guidelines he laid down in the process, the public interest will weigh heavily and highly in any deliberations he takes. >> >> and what he was engage in, which was distributing the national borders. >> we were cheri in this with the new york times, ordered to stimulated debate, which is vital. >> is their current police investigation into "the guardian"? >> i don't know. communications with you all. >> i have seen scotland yard say they are holding an investigation. in records, as a public record the committee decided to call the head of am i 5 in open session. >> did you have advance notice of the questions asked of you today? >> the general areas of concern that might be covered. the intelligence and security meeting, carefully manicured questions, rehearsed questions, the committee accused of approval for the government, and the cheerleaders
this week. he defended his newspaper's decision to publish surveillance piles clicked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> can i call the committee to order? i welcome our witness to today's session, alan rusbridger, the editor of "the guardian." mr. rusbridger, you are giving evidence as part of the committee's inquiry into counterterrorism. thank you very much for coming here this afternoon. can i refer all those present to the register of members? can i ask other members to declare any special interests? >> thank you, chair. i have written to the guardian on this issue. >> thank you. i should say that we are all "guardian" readers, some more avidly than others. we will declare our interests. i did read it this morning. facts,bridger, just some and members of the committee will come and question you on a number of issues. a reference was made to some newspapers you have been to come year against her wishes. you are here as part of an inquiry. you don't feral -- feel under any compulsion, were you? >> i wasn't aware it was optional, but i'm gl
to congress earlier this year. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all for hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. heather: the lawmaker calling for prosecution. we have john sensenbrenner with us joining us live. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. heather: clapper has apologized that he did it for the good of the country. is that good enough for you? >> it is definitely not good enough for me. it is a crime to lie to congress and he admitted that he did this and i think that a little bit of a lie as being like a little bit pregnant. a lie is a lie. and the only way that congress can do this properly is with truthful testimony. so that's what's on the books saying that if you lie to congress, and you are one of the original folks putting that together. they use it when they are filing these request to conduct surveillance. what you think about that? >> that was not the original intent of the patriot act. but the original intent was to the government and the justice department would target a non-u.s. person is part of a investigati
are seeing it move in that direction. >> there is a data in utah where the nsa is opening a physical facility to do the kinds of -- and crippling that has never been seen before. is that what we are looking at, the best tech minds of the best tech companies? >> something like that, with the big data centers, the assumption is they are going to be cracking encryption on a large scale. that is what one microsoft encryption is working against. the idea of perfect forward secrecy is going to make it difficult. if i was capturing all your traffic that was encrypted over five years hoping i would ea --e to one day crack the key one day be able to crack the key, that is something that was possible before. with this secrecy that is no longer possible. that makes the impact of cracking any key much less for the consumer. makes it more difficult to do. >> i understand why microsoft is concerned. the kind of information they want might he found on facebook. of alls the aggregation the information, whether it is e-mail or facebook. it is all of that metadata put that creates an overall picture of the ind
be under surveillancy the n.s.a. they said the national security agency is tracking 5 billion cell phones every day. the paper cited documents from edward snowden. it means the spy agency could track the movement of almost any cell phone around the world. n.s.a. officials refused to comment, but said they don't collect data on sell phones in the united states. >>> tonight a new meningitis outbreak at the university of california, santa barbara o initials are racing to stop the bacteria spreading. brian rooney has more. >> four students at this cancer developed a rare form of meningitis in three weeks. one in four who catch it dee. 20% suffer permanent damage. >> when the outbreak started, when we had three cases two weeks ago, three cases in two weeks was a dangerous situation. >> a student, a freshman la cross player had such a serious case that both his feet had to be amputated. >> once it causes bloodpoichg, sepsis can be so overwelcoming, the body is tox. >>, and hand and feet are overwhelmed with infection andar amputated. >> students you warned to avoid close contact, sharing drinks
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this technique in very extreme circumstances. gretchen? >> yeah. but we also heard that about the nsa, remember? and all our cell phone calls? i asked this as my facebook question of the day today. we tweeted about it as well. i had a lot of people telling me on my phone, hey, don't put tape over that little camera because it can destroy it. so a lot of people suggested this, trace. i don't know if you can see me. a band-aid. i don't know if you've heard of that or not. >> a band-aid or i can go you one better. a post-it note. the guy you just heard from said put a post-it note up on the top of the camera. that way the sticky material you might get from the band-aid or tape gets on the camera. just put the post-it note on top. there it goes. >> you pick yours up and put yours on yours. i'm going to put this band aid on this computer right now. okay? there we go. all right. now we're protected,uddy. >> you can still see you on big camera, though, gretchen. >> i forgot. trace, see you in a little bit. >>> in the meantime, they protect our families with little or no pay. now some american heroes,
the nsa to be more accountable and want oversight, they're worried na if people don't trust these sites that they're going to, they're not going to want to visit google or facebook. this all, of course, came out of nsa contractor edward snowden, him leaking nsa documents, of course, these companies are taking the opportunity saying when the government came to us, we did push back little bit. all of this not sitting well with these companies. >> the fact is they've worked with the nsa. they've had their own controversies regarding privacy. >> you said it. think about google andrea hoo, they're the runs that collect your information. they want to get it for ad dollars. then you got the proof that these companies do, google agreeing last month, settling a $17 million lawsuit. it placed cookies on computers using apple's safari web browser, this happened over a two-year period. google was able to circumvent privacy settings without users knowing or consenting. facebook is a huge offender that every time, did you know every time you vis eight sight that is liked on face boorks you don't have
overseas including those belonging to americans. the "washington post" reports the nsa is unintentionally gathering that information, including the name of the person called. the nsa has said it does not gather data on american cell phones inside the u.s. >>> european regulators have levied major fines against eight financial firms including two giant banks. citigroup and jpmorgan chase are among the bank fined $2 billion for rigging interest rates. it was shocking to find so many banks that should have been competing against each other colluding instead. >>> the brutal snowstorm that shut down schools tapering off this morning but more unbarely cold air moving in. people in northern minnesota are racing to dig out from two feet of snow before the plunging temperatures turn everything in to ice. the slick roads are blamed for hundreds of accidents. >>> people in montana braving the coldest temperatures in years with the entire state dipping below zero this morning. ranchers there are doing all they can to keep livestock warm with. making sure they have enough hay to deal with cold. >>> de
phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a stop no wild looting in one city. >> american doctors on the front lines of a bird flu scare half a world away. >> they've come a long way since don't ask, don't tell. coming out created new problems. >> you are looking at dallas, were there may be rain together and possibly tonight. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. looting in argentina, why the police did not step in to stop it. >> first a look at the weathe
their future. they're worried about the political system. they're worried about the n.s.a. they're drifting away from traditional politics. they don't like the way things are going and if they had the chance, they would recall the president of the united states. >> and they also would probably around the same numbers recall everybody in congress, very disappointed. >> yeah but he's the leader. >> harvard's analysis of the poll said, quote, millenials are losing touch with the government and its programs because they believe the government is losing touch with them. >> wake up washington. >> let's say we wanted to get in touch with other news, who would you reach out and touch? >> neil cavuto. >> what about somebody in the building? it sounds like ainsley, rhymes with earhart. >> it is ainsley earhardt. >> you get an a for trying. >> good morning, ainsley. >> good morning. let me tell you what's happening in the news. a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous materials just found and at least some of that material was recovered. the truck was headed to a storage facility near mexico city w
was ready to resign because he ordered all of the nsa surveillance done without a court order. that's a president acting in a unilateral way. when mccain passed in 2005 the anti-torture act, president bush signed a statement saying this. i don't have to comply with the law. president bush fired nine u.s. attorneys, some of which, one of which was not prosecuting a bogus voting fraud case. if you look at the complaints against obama and the delay with the immigration case and the delay in the mandate and the libya case which the republicans lot of and the carbon emissions case that went up to the circuit court, they lot of every single case in any court of law they tried using and lot of everything in a court of public opinion. >> for him to say he is going against it is settled by the stream court. you are going after conservative supreme court with the law of the land. >> it's the point that you get down to with republican opposition with the president. it's not the specifics, but the fact that he is attempting to use any powers of the president and isn't that what gets down to the
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